Angela Rayner

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Angela Rayner

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Rayner in 2019
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Assumed office
4 April 2020
LeaderSir Keir Starmer
Preceded byTom Watson
Shadow Secretary of State for Education
Assumed office
1 July 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Sir Keir Starmer
Preceded byPat Glass
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
In office
27 June 2016 – 6 October 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byKate Green
Succeeded bySarah Champion
Shadow Minister of State for Pensions
In office
11 January 2016 – 1 July 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byNick Thomas-Symonds
Succeeded byAlex Cunningham
Member of Parliament
for Ashton-under-Lyne
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded byDavid Heyes
Majority4,263 (11.1%)
Personal details
Angela Bowen

(1980-03-28) 28 March 1980 (age 40)
Stockport, England
Political partyLabour
Mark Rayner (m. 2010)

Angela Rayner (née Bowen; born 28 March 1980) is a British Labour Party politician. Rayner has been Deputy leader of the Labour Party since 2020. She has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashton-under-Lyne since 2015.[1] She has served in the Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn as Shadow Secretary of State for Education since 2016.

In January 2020, Rayner announced her candidacy for Labour Deputy Leader in the 2020 deputy leadership election.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ashton-under-Lyne". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015.
  2. correspondent, Kate Proctor Political (2020-01-06). "'We must win or die': Angela Rayner stands for deputy Labour leader". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-01-06.